MILLY KAUFMAN IS an ordinary American teenager living in Vermont—until she meets Pablo, a new student at her high school. His exotic accent, strange fashion sense, and intense interest in Milly force her to confront her identity as an adopted child from Pablo’s native country. As their relationship grows, Milly decides to undertake a courageous journey to her homeland and along the way discovers the story of her birth is intertwined with the story of a country recovering from a brutal history.
Beautifully written by reknowned author Julia Alvarez, Finding Miracles examines the emotional complexity of familial relationships and the miracles of everyday life.
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Review: Finding MiraclesUser Review - Goodreads
This book was typical Julia Alvarez... A beautiful mix of emotions and Spanglish. As an adoptee who is always in search of answers about my birth parents, I felt that the character Milly perfectly ... Read full review
Review: Finding MiraclesUser Review - Jacqueline - Goodreads
Another wonderful book from Julia Alvarez. Themes of adoption and cultural identity are handled beautifully in this novel about Milly, a baby adopted by Peace Corps parents from a Latin American ... Read full review